New Moon in Cancer

By Holiday Mathis

June 23, 2017 6 min read

The Cancer moon offers a boost of intuitive energy for a brand-new endeavor. Not all who embark will arrive. Those who get there may employ the same strategy as those who don't. There are no guarantees. Refrain from comparing yourself and focus inward to understand what feels right to you. Each person has a unique standard of success.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Stop overthinking. Make a move. Whether a move is wrong or right, it tells you what the next move should be. This will stop you from going in circles in your head and will get you going on a straight line instead.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You're being marketed to all of the time by those who would like you to choose their products or services. Market to yourself. It works. Surround yourself with symbols and messages about what you want yourself to choose.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Fear is energy that can be directed in a positive way, but that's not how it's used very often. To direct your fear well, keep reminding yourself of what it is you want to achieve, and breathe toward that aim.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Long blocks of focused, uninterrupted concentration are necessary to accomplish anything worthwhile. There is something (or more likely someone) preventing you from having time to focus — a situation that must be remedied.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Risking rejection is no fun (even for extroverts) but it must be faced in the name of progress. Go where the opportunities are and make friends. If you don't know where they are, go where you think they are.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). As the mountain cradles the lake, your earth-sign nature will hold a water-sign individual very dear. These are the Pisces, Scorpio and Cancer people, and they could really use someone with your reliability.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Sometimes you wonder if you're too brave for your own good. You've been known to jump into the spotlight unprepared, but that's better than missing out. After all, opportunities usually don't wait around until you're ready for them.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The people who have the best perspective about the job will be the ones who have done it. Go to the ground level, not the top (unless the ones at the top started at the bottom and have worked their way all through).

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). As it is with anything, what you pay attention to loves you back. When you give attention to your deeper feelings and the subconscious layers of yourself, too, you start feeling more resoundingly fulfilled.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The tools used to create will be a focus, but don't be fooled; the tools do not make the creation. Creativity is in the head and heart. Fancy, expensive tools can actually work against the art.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Customs matter — but not really. Following the right movements in the correct order will show respect when you don't yet have the other person's. Once you've earned a place in the heart, the protocol will become less important.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You sense you're being flattered. That doesn't mean the compliments aren't true; it just means your flatterer is smart enough to grease the gears. One person's dishonesty is another person's clever navigation of complex times.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (June 23). You'll thrive in many kinds of relationships this year. You'll have an easy give-and-take with some. For others it's a give and give, and this will teach you and grow your heart, too. You'll be repaid in July. Travel attracts new business in October. Your devotion will inspire a sacrifice and a victory in 2018. Gemini and Sagittarius adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 12, 40, 4, 9 and 16.

WEEKEND LOVE FORECAST: ARIES: You'll get back what you put in. If you want to get back something different, you'll have to change. TAURUS: Get ready for the best opportunity, because it's coming. GEMINI: Beauty always comes with quirks. The unexpected strangeness is an integral part of the excitement. CANCER: To show up and listen — this is the main thing. LEO: Fresh beauty will open your eyes to things that aren't so beautiful, too. VIRGO: You'll find love in out-of-the-way places. LIBRA: Love often has no point. The purposelessness of it may be the most wonderful thing about it now. SCORPIO: You live peacefully most of the time, once you find a way to calm the hotheads in your life. SAGITTARIUS: The reason you're so good at comforting others is that you've already been through some hard stuff. CAPRICORN: If you're not sure what to think of the person, look at the person's friends. AQUARIUS: You'll let the walls down and let your hair down, but you won't let down the people who love you. PISCES: What are the important metrics to consider when you're in the process of finding love?

COUPLE OF THE WEEKEND: With the Martian square of Jupiter this weekend, Cancer and Libra are two signs headed for a clash. Overcoming disagreement respectfully is the essence of human development and intimacy. Remarkable bonds will be built in the effort to understand each other's side while clarifying personal stances. Humility, acceptance, unity — this is the heart of human connection.

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